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The Taylor Guitars Builder's Edition K14ce is a revolutionary Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar that unleashes a player's full artistic potential. The K14ce is the first model to feature Taylor's pioneering V-class bracing, a structural innovation that creates a harmonious synergy between notes for increased volume, sustain and pitch accuracy across the fretboard. Paired with a solid Hawaiian koa back and sides and torrefied Sitka spruce top, the K14ce produces a complex, versatile tone that flatters any playing style.

V-Class Bracing System Redefines the Acoustic Sound

Taylor's groundbreaking V-class bracing system is a fundamental redesign of the internal bracing architecture that has supported acoustic guitars for over a century. V-class bracing creates a purer, more resonant tone by enabling the top to vibrate freely. Notes ring louder, sustain longer and harmonize more naturally, eliminating the sonic conflicts that cause certain notes to overpower others. The result is a guitar that is not only louder and more resonant but also easier to tune and play in tune.

Alluring Tonewood Combination Inspires Creativity

The K14ce pairs a torrefied Sitka spruce top with solid Hawaiian koa back and sides, a luxurious tonewood prized for its complex overtones and dimensional, piano-like bass. As koa ages, its tone blossoms into a richer, sweeter voice with strong projection. The torrefied spruce top, strengthened through a heating process, produces a warm, vintage-inspired tone with enhanced resonance. Together, these premium tonewoods yield a versatile acoustic voice that flatters both forceful strumming and delicate fingerpicking.

Redesigned Body Contours Maximize Playing Comfort

The K14ce features a redesigned Grand Auditorium body with ergonomic contours that maximize playing comfort. A beveled armrest and cutaway provide a smooth transition to higher frets, while a silky satin finish dampens surface noise. These considered details create an acoustic guitar that feels as good as it sounds, keeping players in the creative zone.

Premium Features Complete the Package

The K14ce includes premium features like gold Gotoh tuners, striking wood purfling and inlays and Taylor's ES2 pickup system. The ES2's three-part saddle pickup accurately conveys the K14ce's lush tone when plugged in while onboard bass, treble and volume controls provide tonal shaping. A durable hardshell case protects your investment and ensures safe transport.

Taylor Builder's Edition K14ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Kona Burst
Taylor Builder's Edition K14ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Kona Burst
Taylor Builder's Edition K14ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Kona Burst

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  • Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Yes - Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Figured Hawaiian Koa
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor V-Class Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Active Bass and Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
  • Headstock overlay: West African Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh Gold Tuners with Gold Buttons
  • Bridge: West African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Black Graphite Nut, Micarta "Wave" Saddle
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: V-Class Bracing
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hard Shell Case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: USA